Welcome Everyone to the March challenge - Around the World in 31 Days.

KAS receives squares and other beautiful items from wonderful, caring KASfriends, from fifty-four countries all over the world. Wouldn't it be lovely to create some squares and through them, share with friends the beauty and unique qualities of our different countries?

A pizza in Italy? An African Bee-Eater Bird? Now they would create some very colourful squares.

As always, Plain Jane squares are our most needed squares, so let's show each other the beauty that exists in every part of our world through colour, colour and more colour.

IMG_0165 Bird of Paradise        IMG_0840  Blue Wren


So come on everyone, let's put our thinking caps on, start knitting/crocheting and let the world discover the beauty of where we live. I'm EXCITED!!

Anne has very kindly set up our Pinterest page, which can be found here: http://www.pinterest.com/anne1464/around-the-world-in-31-days-knit-...

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March 2014 Challenge - Around the World in 31 Days

Donnybrook, a smallish town about 45 mins away was once upon a time referred to as 'the Granny Smith (apple) capital of the west (Australia). These days I think they are know for a wide variety of apples (both red and green) produced on the farms in the area. They have an apple festival each year over the Easter break. If you are interested, here is the link:

Here are a couple of photos I took a few weeks back.

March 2014 Challenge - Around the World in 31 Days

A swimming platypus.
The platypus is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth. Description courtesy of Wikipedia.

Beautifully needle-felted by Kym, square knitted by me...I so get the easy part....lol.

They have this really unusual 'duck-bill' that almost looks like it has been pushed onto a 'hiiden' nose.

March 2014 Challenge - Around the World in 31 Days

Balingup is a little town about twenty-five minutes from my town and during March-April appear lots of scarecrows in readiness (and as a promotion) for their "Small Farms Field Day", held in April,which showcases local produce and small businesses. E.g Alpaca knitwear, wines, sheep cheeses, fruit wines and loads more....I have never been, but hear it is fantastic and all set up on the town's sports field. There are also permanent scarecrows made of recycled metal parts at the three entrances to the town. Square needle-felted by Kym, square knitted by me.

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One of the permanent scarecrows.

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March 2014 Challenge - Around the World in 31 Days

Kangaroo Paw. The floral emblem of Western Australia. Superbly depicted through needle-felting by Kym...square knitted by me.
Kangaroo paw is a common name for a number of species, in two genera of the family Haemodoraceae, that are endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. Description courtesy of Wikipedia.
Lots of us have them in our gardens. They grow naturally in our bushlands and therefore are hardy and don't need a lot of water or care...my kind of plant....lol.

 to Everyone for making this such a fun challenge. The information shared and the gorgeous squares created has been fascinating!!!

I greatly appreciate your contributions to this challenge, whether it be squares and/or encouragement.....and Barb, you can put your arms down for this challenge now.  :))

Thanks also to my friend, Kym, who needle-felted ten squares for me....I would have been 'up the creek' without them.  :)) 

Can't wait to see the March squares appear in some blankets to warm 'our children'.

Well, I am off to check-out Elaine's April challenge....and get some inspiration for what I think is going to be a super challenge. xx 

While moving photos onto our March Pinterest page, I realized this wonderful square was posted in Photos but never made it into this discussion

March14 African Rainbow

Added by Mary Anne Fellows on March 31

So, here is the second Africa square I promised, using rainbow colors. I was excited when I figured out that I could "color" the image with rainbow colors too! I think it came out pretty nice ;)


March14 African Rainbow

It is still March in the U.S.!  Here is one more for the March challenge:

March14 Kokeshi Doll

Kokeshi dolls are handcrafted wooden folk art dolls made by Kokeshi artists in Japan. If you would like to read more about the history of Kokeshi dolls, I found this site to be very interesting:

Sorry this is a bit late.  Hopefully it still counts for the March challenge. There are 28 flags here.



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